Middlebury

Language Schools Commencement
August 19, 2013

Students earned master's and doctoral degrees, and CBS News foreign correspondent Clarissa Ward urged graduates to use their language skills as "precious passports" into other cultures.

August 6, 2013

Students of foreign languages will receive master's and doctoral degrees, and Clarissa Ward, the CBS News correspondent in Egypt and Syria, will deliver the commencement address.

Cinematic Legend Honored

Spanish film director Carlos Saura received an honorary degree August 10.

July 26, 2013

Saura has won numerous awards in a career spanning more than half a century.

June 12, 2013

The Language Schools are known internationally for their intensive immersion approach to the teaching of language and culture.

April 18, 2010

NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller (MA Russian '85) will speak at Language Schools Commencement and receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters.

July 27, 2012

When can I be sure that I'm fluent? How do I leverage my languages to find a job? The Alumni Panel answers your questions.

July 27, 2012

Charlotte Tate is associate director of the Rohatyn Center for International Affairs at Middlebury and an attendee of the German School in 1980. She says, "My Language School experience has remained instrumental in shaping my professional and personal life."

July 27, 2012

Educator and director of Curriculum and Content, World Languages and Cultures at the College Board, Morales says, “I hope all of you are out there to confound expectations.” Morales completed his MA in German this summer and has also attended the Japanese School.

July 27, 2012

Journalist for the Christian Science Monitor, Case Bryant recommends, "Find where the world’s greatest need intersects with your greatest talent.” She studied at the School of Hebrew as a Kathryn Davis fellow this summer.

August 23, 2012

Diplomat John Beyrle, who studied at the Russian School in 1975, returned to Middlebury for Language Schools Commencement.

September 5, 2012

Fierce international competition in August can only mean one thing: summer games at the Language Schools.

August 20, 2012

Ambassador John Beyrle, who studied at the Russian School in 1975, returned to Middlebury this month to address Language Schools graduates and receive an honorary degree.

July 27, 2012

Charlotte Tate is associate director of the Rohatyn Center for International Affairs at Middlebury and an attendee of the German School in 1980. She says, "My Language School experience has remained instrumental in shaping my professional and personal life."

July 27, 2012

When can I be sure that I'm fluent? How do I leverage my languages to find a job? The Alumni Panel answers your questions.

July 27, 2012

Journalist for the Christian Science Monitor, Case Bryant recommends, "Find where the world’s greatest need intersects with your greatest talent.” She studied at the School of Hebrew as a Kathryn Davis fellow this summer.

July 27, 2012

Educator and director of Curriculum and Content, World Languages and Cultures at the College Board, Morales says, “I hope all of you are out there to confound expectations.” Morales completed his MA in German this summer and has also attended the Japanese School.

August 3, 2012

Career diplomat John Beyrle, who attended the Russian School in 1975, returns to Middlebury

 

April 18, 2010

NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller (MA Russian '85) will speak at Language Schools Commencement and receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters.

July 19, 2012

Vittorio Taviani's career is intertwined with that of his brother, Paolo. Their most recent film, “Caesar Must Die,” won the top prize at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2012.

July 27, 2012

The Language Schools share some "must-see" moments for the summer ahead in the annual "Top 10" list.

June 8, 2012

Since 1915, more than 40,000 students from all walks of life — including more than 11,000 advanced degree holders — have attended one or more of the Language Schools.

Language Schools Commencement August 16

Commencement ceremonies for Middlebury's summer Language Schools take place in Mead Chapel on Friday, August 16.

Stacey Kent – BA, Comparative Literature, Sarah Lawrence College

A language student who ended up becoming a multi-lingual world-touring jazz vocalist, Stacey Kent sings the praises of the Portuguese School: "I've spent four summers at the Language Schools studying various languages, but last summer was the first time I attended as a 'Level 1.' This was a daunting task—spending seven weeks studying a new language without knowing a single word beforehand. And yet, I could not have had a better summer!